Salty seadog Slate Shannon (Bogart) owns a Cuban hotel sheltering an
assortment of treasure hunters, revolutionaries and other shady
characters. With his sidekick and ward, the sultry Sailor Duval
(Bacall), tagging along, he encounters modern-day pirates and other
tough situations while navigating the waters around Havana. Aboard his boat, the Bold Venture,
Slate and Sailor experience "adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance
in the sultry settings of tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of
singer King Moses (Jester Hairston) provided musical bridges by
threading plot situations into the lyrics of his songs. Music for the
series was by David Rose.
The series combined elements of a number of past Bogart/Bacall film collaborations, most notably To Have and Have Not
which also cast Bogart as a boat owner in the Caribbean who reluctantly
becomes involved in intrigue while romancing Bacall. The relationship
between Shannon and King Moses, and his ownership of an inn, is strongly
reminiscent of the dynamic between Rick Blaine and Sam in Casablanca.
July 18, 2015 Subject:
While this has 61 separate show files (with sound quality varying from excellent to poor), the set includes only 57 episodes of the show. Four of the 61 files are variant recordings of earlier episodes but with much lower sound quality.
As a syndicated show, local radio stations set their own schedules to broadcast Bold Venture episodes, making actual broadcast dates of little value in distinguishing between episodes.
These 57 separate shows include all of the episodes of Bold Venture currently available, out of the original 78 episodes.
File 57 is a variant recording of show 06
File 58 is a variant recording of show 26
File 59 is a variant recording of show 49
File 61 is a variant recording of show 19